Brazil soccer star Rivaldo used his Instagram to encourage tourists to skip the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio due to violence and corruption.

Translation via Google Translate:

Bandits in Rio de Janeiro killed this 17-year-old girl. Things are getting uglier in Brazil. I advise everyone who wants to visit Brazil or come to the Olympics in Rio to remain in their country of origin. Your life will be in danger here. Not to mention the fact that the public hospitals are useless and the mess in Brazilian politics. Only God can change the situation in our Brazil.

Rivaldo used a picture of 17-year-old Ana Beatriz Pereira Frade. Armed robbers surrounded Frade and her stepfather on their way to the airport. One of the men shot her in the head after her stepfather attempted to run into the gang to escape. A baby in the back of the car did not receive any injuries.

In January, Forbes called Brazil the murder capital of the world after 22 cities made it into the top 50 list of most violent cities in the world.

But other situations have surrounded the Olympics, which will take place from August 5 to August 21. The committee lost Col. Adilson Moreeira, head of the Olympics security force, after he resigned on April 1. No one released a specific reason why, but The Wall Street Journal said local media reported he “stepped down after sending an email to colleagues that was critical of President Dilma Rousseff.”

The government has assured participating countries that no one should worry, but stadiums and areas have not received basic security equipment. A person involved in the process said it takes four to eight months to install cameras.

The games begin in less than four months.

Construction workers have not finished some venues and stadiums due to late payments or connection to scandals. In April, a bike path for the Olympics collapsed, killing two people.

Brazil’s House of Representatives voted to impeach Rousseff after she allegedly used executive orders to cover up Brazil’s deficit and gloss over the horrible economy. Speaker of the House Eduardo Cunha faces accusations of accepting bribes of $5 million.

Brazil has already documented 91,387 cases of Zika this year. The Aedes mosquito carries the virus, which officials have linked to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Brazil began to fumigate and sterilize Olympic stadiums in January and will continue through the games.

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